Hello i though i'd tell you how i use my MacBook Pro Retina "15 when i'm at home and want to use it as a desktop, and a gaming machine. What i use: MacBook Pro Retina "15 iPad 3 Samsung 2233RZ 120 Hz gaming monitor Apple Dual-Link DVI adapter Random USB hub Steelseries USB Sound card What does it look like? So heres what my setup looks like. Everything is controlled via my mouse and keyboard: http://imgur.com/U2Snc Whoah, picture is enourmous! i just linked to imgur instead! What i like about this setup is that whenever i get home from school or any other place, i can just connect two cables (3 with the charger) and turn my MacBook on in BootCamp and i'm ready to go. The iPad works as a third monitor wirelessly, so i use that mainly for skype, steam chat, and stuff like that, it's also pretty neat since i usually have my iPad with me, so if im in McDonald's or in the local transtation, i can actually have a portable dual monitor setup . How to make it work: The way i made only two cables plugged in my mac for this setup is actually quite easy. I bought the Mini Display -> Dual-Link DVI adapter (http://foliovision.com/images/2009/12/Apple-Mini-DisplayPort-Dual-Link-DVI-Adapter-MB571Z.jpg) and it requires you hook the mini display and a USB port in, but the adapter also gives a USB port in the other end (so you don't lose any ports by doing this). So what i did was i got myself a cheap powered USB hub with 4 USB ports in it, plugged it into the other end of the DVI adapter and plugged all my stuff in the HUB (Mouse, Soundcard, keyboard), so all the cable management is under my desk and doesn't look like a mess unless i look under . The reason i got the Steelseries USB sound card was because i was fed up trying to get a gaming headset to work with the microphone.. to this day i have yet to see someone using a gaming headset on a mac using the microphone on the headset.. so i saved my self some stress and got the sound card, and everything works like i wanted it to. What do i use all these monitors for? The Retina Monitor: I use the retina screen for movies, youtube, webpages and music, its a good screen so movies and stuff looks great to use when gaming and such. The samsung middle monitor: I use for gaming, the Dual-Link DVI adapter makes full use of my monitors 120 Hz which is really great. The iPad monitor: I use the iPad for steam chat, skype, and stuff like chats etc. i found a great App that uses the iPad as a wireless monitor, and though it is a bit choppy, chatting works like a charm. I'm not sure if im allowed to mention which app it was, since i got a yellow card for mentioning my youtube channel.. but i can tell you i found it via a google search Whats the point of this thread? Well, i know a lot of you guys have an iPad laying around.. and many of you guys in here have both a MacBook Pro and most likely a monitor too.. so it would be stupid not to give a few ideas to increase productivity This could work great for video editing and photo too. Hope you like my setup, if you have any questions, feel free to ask away!